Neil Walsh has been appointed commercial director at Radio Nova. Walsh was in advertising sales with the Irish Daily Star, a media consultant with Independent News & Media (INM) in South Africa and most recently in media with Mindshare. His appointment follows Mary O’Sullivan’s promotion to Nova’s general manager.
Nova is a regional station licensed to broadcast to Dublin city, county and commuter belt, including parts of Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. It offers guitar-based music from Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, The Police and Simple Minds to The Killers, Kings of Leon, The Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
The latest JNLR showed Nova had 69,000 daily listeners and 124,000 weekly listeners. Its market share grew by 21 points to 4.1 per cent. Shareholders include Vienna Investments’ Dermot Hanrahan, Maurice Cassidy and Pearse Farrell and Bay Broadcasting’s Mike Ormonde and Kevin Branigan and WLR’s Des Whelan.